DISB004 Theatre in the History of European Culture 2

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
2/0/5. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Karolína Stehlíková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Karolína Stehlíková, Ph.D.
Department of Theatre Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Karolína Stehlíková, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Theatre Studies - Faculty of Arts
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course is dealing with the history of the theatre in the context of European culture from the 17th to the 20th century.

The course is inteded for first year students of DTS and it is mandatory for them.
The course is held in Czech.
Learning outcomes

At the end of the course student will be able to:
- identify the characteristics of European cultural epochs;
- interpret the style-creating factors of European cultural epochs;
- describe the position of the theatre in the context of particular cultural epochs;
- explain the social functions of the theatre in particular cultural epochs.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. French classicism
  • 3. Baroque theatre - „theatrum mundi“
  • 4. Theatre and the Enlightenment
  • 5. Romantism and theatre
  • 6. Meiningen theatre, realism
  • 7. Modernism in theatre
  • 8. Great theatre reform
  • 9. Theatre in the 20´s and 30´s of the 20th century
  • 10. Theatre after 1945 I
  • 11. Theatre after 1945 II
  • 12. Final discussions, summary
    required literature
  • BROCKETT, Oscar G. Dějiny divadla. Vyd. 1. Praha: Lidové noviny, 1999. 948 s. : i. ISBN 80-7106-364-9. info
  • Dějiny zemí Koruny české. Edited by Pavel Bělina - Jiří Pokorný. 2., opr. a dopl. vyd. Praha: Paseka, 1993. 328 s. ISBN 8085192616. info
  • ZARRILLI, Phillip B. Theatre histories : an introduction. Edited by Gary Jay Williams. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2010. xxvi, 630. ISBN 9780415462235. info
    recommended literature
  • GOMBRICH, E. H. Příběh umění. Translated by Miroslava Gregorová. Vyd. v češtině 2. (rev.),. Praha: Argo, 1997. 683 s. ISBN 8072031430. info
  • GOMBRICH, E. H. Stručné dějiny lidstva : pro malé i velké čtenáře. Translated by Eva Pátková. Vyd. 1. Praha: Aurora, 1999. 299 s. ISBN 8085974657. info
Teaching methods
lectures, discussion, individual reading, individual reading, submitting tasks, visiting of recommended theatre productions and screenings
Assessment methods
Completed tasks in elf, final test and oral exam. Pass-fail line is 70%.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2023, recent)
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